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Richard Dawson Dead -- 'Family Feud' Host Dies of Cancer

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Richard Dawson, the legendary host of "Family Feud," has died from complications due to esophageal cancer ... this according to his son.  Gary Dawson posted a Facebook message early this morning that read: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather.
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Richard Dawson Of The Running Man Dead At 79

Actor, game show host Richard Dawson has passed away. According to TMZ, Dawson’s son, Gary Dawson, initially broke the news on Facebook:

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered…”

A fan favorite, The Running Man wouldn’t have been the same without Dawson’s spot on portrayal of evil host Damon Killian. One of our readers says it best, “He was awesome on Family Feud and no less than iconic on Running Man. He Made that movie! Throwing him a T.V. kiss for the journey home. Rip Mr. Dawson.”

From the AP:

Los Angeles (AP) — Richard Dawson, the wisecracking British entertainer who was
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'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies, aged 79

'Family Feud' host Richard Dawson dies, aged 79
Richard Dawson has died, aged 79. The British actor and gameshow host passed away from complications due to esophageal cancer yesterday (June 2), his son confirmed. Gary Dawson wrote on Facebook: "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer. He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered..." Dawson was perhaps most famous for hosting ABC's Family Feud from 1976 to 1985, and again for a year in 1994. The presenter was born in Gosport, Hampshire in 1932, eventually moving to the Us where he made his name. He married British actress Diana Dors (more)
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Richard Dawson: Dead At 79

The legendary 'Family Feud' host passed away surrounded by family after battling esophageal cancer -- how sad. Television personality Richard Dawson has died. Richard, who was 79, passed away on June 2 after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer, his son Gary Dawson revealed on Facebook. "It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my father passed away this evening from complications due to esophageal cancer," he wrote. "He was surrounded by his family. He was an amazing talent, a loving husband, a great dad, and a doting grandfather. He will be missed but always remembered..." Richard was best known for hosting Family Feud from 1976-1985, as well as for a brief stint from 1994-1995. We wish Richard's family the best during this difficult time. [Facebook] -- William Earl More Celeb Passings: Doc Watson, Folk Music Legend, Dies At 89 Robin Gibb: Dead At 62 Donna Summer — Dead
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